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Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics Games began in 1908 when figure skating made an appearance at the Summer Games in London. Ten-time world champion Ulrich Salchow of Sweden, who proceed the backwards, one revolution jump that bears his name.

In 1916 Summer Games in Berlin, organizers planned to introduce a "Skiing Olympia", featuring nordic events in the Black Forest, being cancelled this game after the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

After in 1920 Belgium, the Games resumed where figure skating returned and ice hockey was added as a medal event. Seventy years after those first cold weather Games, the 17th edition of the Winter Olympics were held in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994. The event ended the four-year Olympic cycle of staging both Winter and Summer Games in the same year and this way beginning a new schedule that calls for the two Games to alternate every two years.

Skiing On Snow
Skiing On the Track
 On Snow
Sports on the snow are practiced on winter season but in some places of the world, there is always snow all the year.
 On the Track
Sports on the track involve various competitive athletic contests based on activities of running, jumping and throwing.